Seven Days Vermont: Vermont Sues ‘Dystopian’ Facial Recognition App Maker Clearview AI

Seven Days Vermont: Vermont Sues ‘Dystopian’ Facial Recognition App Maker Clearview AI. “The Attorney General’s Office filed suit against the face-search company on Tuesday, alleging its practice of scooping up billions of online images to build a facial recognition app violates Vermont’s consumer protection statute. The civil suit is also the first legal test of a provision in the state’s data broker law, which was the only one of its kind when passed in 2018.”

New York Times: Before Clearview Became a Police Tool, It Was a Secret Plaything of the Rich

New York Times: Before Clearview Became a Police Tool, It Was a Secret Plaything of the Rich . “Those with Clearview logins used facial recognition at parties, on dates and at business gatherings, giving demonstrations of its power for fun or using it to identify people whose names they didn’t know or couldn’t recall.”

BuzzFeed News: Clearview’s Facial Recognition App Has Been Used By The Justice Department, ICE, Macy’s, Walmart, And The NBA

BuzzFeed News: Clearview’s Facial Recognition App Has Been Used By The Justice Department, ICE, Macy’s, Walmart, And The NBA. “The United States’ main immigration enforcement agency, the Department of Justice, retailers including Best Buy and Macy’s, and a sovereign wealth fund in the United Arab Emirates are among the thousands of government entities and private businesses around the world listed as clients of the controversial facial recognition startup with a database of billions of photos scraped from social media and the web. The startup, Clearview AI, is facing legal threats from Facebook, Google, and Twitter, as well as calls for regulation and scrutiny in the US. But new documents reviewed by BuzzFeed News reveal that it has already shared or sold its technology to thousands of organizations around the world.”

CNN: Clearview AI has billions of our photos. Its entire client list was just stolen

CNN: Clearview AI has billions of our photos. Its entire client list was just stolen. “Clearview AI, a startup that compiles billions of photos for facial recognition technology, said it lost its entire client list to hackers. The company said it has patched the unspecified flaw that allowed the breach to happen.”

CNET: Clearview AI facial recognition company faces another lawsuit

CNET: Clearview AI facial recognition company faces another lawsuit. “Clearview AI, a controversial facial recognition app being used by US law enforcement to identify suspects and other people, is facing another lawsuit. The new suit, filed Thursday, seeks class-action status and $5 million in damages for what it calls willful, reckless or negligent violations of biometrics laws in Illinois by Clearview and CDW.”

Business Insider: Clearview AI, the controversial company building a searchable database of peoples’ faces, is reportedly planning a ‘rapid international expansion’ that includes countries with documented human rights abuses

Business Insider: Clearview AI, the controversial company building a searchable database of peoples’ faces, is reportedly planning a ‘rapid international expansion’ that includes countries with documented human rights abuses . “Clearview AI mostly operated in the shadows until its existence was first reported by The New York Times last month. The company has scraped billions of images from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other platforms in order to build a tool for police to identify people based on a single image of their face, raising concerns about privacy.”

New York Times: New Jersey Bars Police From Using Clearview Facial Recognition App

New York Times: New Jersey Bars Police From Using Clearview Facial Recognition App. “New Jersey police officers are now barred from using a facial recognition app made by a start-up that has licensed its groundbreaking technology to hundreds of law enforcement agencies around the country.”